Don't you just love to take things apart? Let's get started..
The Command Pad is held together by four screws on its underside. Two are
visible in the wrist rest area and the other two are found underneath the rubber
feet. The feet are held on with some good adhesive and they stay in place very
well when put back on.
Command Pad LED Up Close
As you can see in the pictures above, there is just one LED illuminating the
Command Pad. The LED is aligned right up against the edge of the acrylic plate
(which is backed with an opaque white cloth-like material). The point of contact
to the edge is aided by a small protrusion in the acrylic which seem to act as a
channel of sorts to help in both focusing and spreading the LEDs light. Also,
the backing material has a "dimpled" texture which I'm guessing helps to better
diffuse the LED light. This diffusion effect makes for a very uniform glow so
there are no "hotspots" or dim areas.
Keyboard Opened Up
As stated earlier, the keyboard housing is held together with four hex screws
and a number of other philips screws. You do not need to remove the rubber feet
of the keyboard
in order to remove the hex screws.
Large LEDs And Wire Springs
The three large LEDs across the top are obviously for the caps,
num, and scroll lock status indicators. While wire springs are common for most
every keyboard's spacebar, they are not always present for some of the other
large keys like the Return, Shift, and Ctrl keys. These
springs even out the pressure you apply to the keys so that they don't tilt or
wiggle over time if
you press them on an edge/corner.